These developments are nice and important, but we desperately need a good, reliable, and full-featured DRM radio for a reasonable price. We're getting there, but not as fast as most of us had hoped. Good grief, $30k isn't much money at all these days....about the price for a rare bottle of vintage wine.
These developments are even more important in light of the current problems with moving DReaM to FDK. Currently, the software is broken at r1331 and will probably need a thorough rewrite to get it right. Hence, there is a great need for a low-cost, decent performing DRM receiver. Thankfully, Starwaves is helping and they deserve to reap the reward.